Monday, January 28, 2013
Police are calling the incident, which took place at around 5 a.m. Monday, a "strong-arm robbery."
A cashier at the East Side Food Mart Shell at 2563 South County Trail was held up at around 5 a.m. Monday, police report. The suspect walked into the store and handed the cashier a note that demanded cash, according to Det. Lieutenant Jay Fague. "He did not speak a word. He was in and out in a couple of minutes." Fague called it a strong-arm robbery – no weapon was shown but the suspect had a hand in one of his pockets as if armed. The person was so covered that it wasn't completely clear it was a man, although the cashier said she thought so based on the suspect's eyes. Police are describing the suspect as "an unknown male." "He was covered in an oversized hooded sweatshirt," Fague said, with only a hand and part of the face showing. …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Samuel Lemont, son of State Police Capt. John Lemont, is charged with first-degree robbery.
Samuel Lemont, 18, of Richmond, has been indicted for allegedly committing armed robbery back in May, WPRI reported. He's charged with one count of first-degree robbery. Lemont is the son of Rhode Island State Police Captain John Lemont, who lives in East Greenwich. Lemont is accused of robbing the Sunnybrook Farms convenience store on Main Street in EG at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, May 8. Police arrested Lemont two days later. Lemont allegedly held up the lone employee, departing with an unknown amount of money. The weapon — a semi-automatic handgun — was recovered, according to police. If convicted, he would face 10 years to life in prison.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sunnybrook Farms owner says the robbery is first in 22 years of ownership.
East Greenwich Police Chief Tom Coyle said they are “working on a suspect” in the armed robbery Tuesday night of the Sunnybrook Farms convenience store on Main Street. The suspect, around 18 to 20 years old, held up a lone store clerk Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., according to police. On Wednesday, store owner Mike DiRaimo said he had not yet figured out how much was taken. DiRaimo said this was the first time in 22 years of ownership that a robbery — armed or otherwise — had taken place. “Once we caught some kids taking candy bars. That’s the extent of it,” he said. The clerk, he said, has worked at the store for eight years and did not recognize the man, who was captured on videotape by a surveillance camera. "Most of our customers are …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
North Kingstown police are investigating an attempted robbery at Bank of America Tuesday night.
A suspect in an attempted robbery at Bank of America at 6725 Post Rd. in North Kingstown is still at large, according to police. An unknown suspect attempted to rob a woman as she made a deposit at the bank's drive-thru at around 8:14 p.m. Tuesday, according to Lt. Paul Barry of the North Kingstown Police Department. The suspect allegedly threatened the woman and physically assaulted her. Police are still determining whether the suspect took any items from the victim. As of 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, police were interviewing witnesses at the scene. Police were unable to give a description of the alleged robber. The North Kingstown Police Department is actively investigating the matter. Check back to North Kingstown Patch for more information as …